The Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of homeless sex offenders. The state's high court has ruled that registered sex offenders cannot be jailed for not immediately reporting their new address.
State law says registered sex offenders must inform law enforcement within 72 hours of moving. But the justices ruled that only applies if there's a new address to report. Homeless registered sex offenders still have to register with law enforcement, by checking in with a sheriff's office every 90 days.
The ruling means Lynn Burbey will have his seven year sentence overturned and will be released from prison. Others who were convicted of not meeting the 72 hour deadline could seek to have their sentences overturned.